Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Tuesday, January 22, 2013



Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057


AVIATION

1) Study: US Airports, Air Traffic Control System Should Be Self-Supporting
Link to article in Aviation International News:
Link to further information from the Reason Foundation: http://goo.gl/ZTVwQ

2) Social Media and the Airline Industry
Link to video from the Columbia Business School:

CARTOGRAPHY

3) The New Faces of GIS – LiDAR and the Intelligent 3D Map
Link to article in GeoWorld:

ELECTRONIC TOLLING

4) 'Text Payment Option Needed' for New Zealand's Northern Gateway Toll Road
Link to article on Voxy:

OTHER

5) Articles from Public Roads – January/February 2013
 -  Linking Drivers and Roads
 -  Why Drivers Do What They Do – FHWA's Human Factors Lab Studies Motorists' Behavior
 -  Unique Information Center in Seattle Helps Mitigate Impact of Tunnel Project

PARKING

6) University of Arizona Creates Tool to Track Parking Availability in Garages
Link to article in the Arizona Daily Wildcat:

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION

7) Using Video Well: Michigan DOT Uses Testimonials When Talking Transportation
Link to Talking Transportation blog:

ROADWAYS

8) Signs Help Stream Traffic to Blue Water Bridge in Ontario
Link to article on Blackburn News:

TELEMATICS

9) Q&A: Telematics and the Indian Market
Link to article on Telematics Update:

TRANSIT

10) Electronic Signs to Give Real-Time Updates at Galway Bus Stops
Link to article in The Connacht Sentinel:

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

11) British Rail Websites Criticized for Inaccurate Information During Snow
Link to article in The Daily Telegraph:

12) Proposal in Washington State to Let Localities Change Message Signs
Link to article in The Columbian:

13) DC Metropolitan Area Transportation Operations Coordination Program Monitors Inauguration Day Transportation
Link to video in The Washington Post:

VEHICLES

14) Toyota is Test-Driving Autonomous Vehicles in Michigan
Link to article on Talking Points Memo:

15) Mercedes-Benz Tech Warns Wrong-Way Drivers
Link to blog on MSN Autos:

16) Social Media Emerge as Tool to Find Vehicle Defects, Complaints
Link to article in Automotive News:

17) A Digital Paradise by the Dashboard Light
Link to article in The New York Times:


News Releases


Solicitations
 -  Call for Abstracts – Western States Rural Transportation Technology Implementers Forum
 -  Calls for Nominations – Roger Cyr Public-Rail Safety Award – Operation Lifesaver Canada
 -  Request for Proposals – Form an Alliance for New Underground Wellington Street Bus Station – Western Australia Public Transport Authority


Upcoming Events
Louisiana Transportation Conference – February 17-20 – Baton Rouge, Louisiana


Today in Transportation History    
1968 **45th anniversary** Apollo 5 blasted-off.  The unmanned mission was the first test flight of the Lunar Module.

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